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WINNER OF BROADWAY WORLD'S 'BEST THEATRE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA' (2012, 2013, 2014)
All Broadway Series Productions, Youth Programs, Educational Programs, and Summer Camps are produced by The Media Music Theatre Company (Artistic Director Jesse Cline)
WHO'S WHO IN FIDDLER ON THE ROOF...EMILY KINKA IS HODEL
The Media Theatre presents a special presentation of the classic musical "Fiddler On The Roof" this summer to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.
It's produced by Media Music Theatre Company and is on stage July 11 through August 10, with performances on Friday nights at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm.
A youth cast shares the stage with several professional adult actors to remind audiences of the brilliance of this wonderful Tony winning Broadway musical. "Fiddler On The Roof" is all about Tevye, a Jewish man in Russia in the early 1900's who is doing his best to keep his family together amidst changing times and while his five daughters are growing up right before his eyes. It's a musical steeped in "Tradition!"
EMILY KINKA is HODEL in the production. She had a lot to say regarding the "Fiddler" experience at The Media Theatre!
"I'm very lucky to have this opportunity," she said. "I'm super excited to be in this show!"
This is not Emily Kinka's first time appearing on The Media Theatre stage. She is currently also portraying Cinderella in Disney's version of the fairy tale through mid-August, and she was also seen in "Rumpelstiltskin" this past winter.
"I play Hodel, Tevye's second daughter," she explained. "I see her as a young girl who seems quiet at first, but has a wit and intelligence about her. That's how she is described in the show actually. She defends what she believes in."
"Fiddler On The Roof helps to demonstrate how the Jewish communities of a certain time period attempted to hold on to their deeply loved traditions. It was during a time of unwanted confusion.
While it speaks to their struggles, you can really apply the story to any situation in your own life where you have to accept change," she stated.
"I was also in Wizard of Oz here at The Media Theatre," she added. "I have also been a part of shows at my school since the third grade. Aside from performing I love to run, read, and be with my family and friends."
As for Fiddler, she has a wish. "I hope the audience takes with them a new perspective on this time in history rather than the perspective they learned in history class. I also hope that they can relate the struggle between tradition and change to their own lives. Everyone deals with that at some point in their life."
Being at The Media Theatre means a lot to Emily, who is also a New School student. That's the Media Music Theatre Company's conservatory-style music theatre educational program which meets weekly. "It's given me more confidence, great opportunities, and some of my best friends!" she said, with much enthusiasm.
To see Emily Kinka and the entire cast of "Fiddler On The Roof" in the production directed by Jesse Cline, the theatre's Artistic Director, call 610-891-0100 or visit www.mediatheatre.org. The show runs thru August 10.
The hit show "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is at The Media Theatre November 9 to January 8. It's suitable for all ages and makes a great outing for families during the holiday season.
Based on the classic film which has gained popularity with each showing on television each holiday season, the musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Songs include "Ralphie To The Rescue", "Sticky Situation", "It All Comes Down To Christmas", and "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!"
The story takes place in Indiana in the 1940's focusing on Ralphie, the boy who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun. He eventually learns that the holidays are not about what you have but who you have around you to share them with. There is a humorous sub-plot featuring Ralphie's father, referred to as The Old Man, who wins a leg lamp.
It was nominated for three Tony Awards for its 2012 production at the Lunt-Fon…
The Media Theatre has the legendary musical
“West Side Story” April 19 through June 11. With a book by Arthur Laurents and
a sweeping score from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is
often referred to as one of the all-time greats in the Broadway canon.
“West Side Story” transports Shakespeare’s
Romeo and Juliet to New York City in the 1950’s. The story takes place on the west side of Manhattan at a time when many Puerto Ricans moved to
NYC. Two young lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves in the middle of street
gangs at war—the Jets and the Sharks. The musical captures the essence of
struggling to survive amidst violence and prejudice which is one the main
reasons it has remained relevant to this day after premiering on Broadway in
1957. “West Side Story” highlights youthful
performers with energetic choreography and songs such as “Tonight”, “Maria”, “Somewhere”,
and “America”. At The Media Theatre, “West Side Story” is
directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, with …
The Media Theatre has the Philadelphia region's professional premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Tony winning musical "The Bridges of Madison County" this fall. The show, which received Tony Awards in 2014 for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, plays September 14 to October 23.
Millions of film goers have seen the movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, although the writers of the musical state it is based on the best-selling novel. The romance focuses on a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to get out of Italy during the war. When her family attends the 1965 State Fair in Iowa, she meets a handsome National Geographic photographer who alters her life dramatically in four days. It's a musical which captures the yearning of the human heart and the expanse of America's heartland as we travel roads we often dare not go, open doors we often refuse to notice, and cross over bridges which leave us breathless.